Melissa is the sole distance counselor and owner of Goal Driven Counseling, LLC, a private tele-mental health counseling practice; where she supports teens and millennials through challenging education, career, and life transitions through secure video conferencing. She is a native of Chicago, IL who has called St. Louis, Missouri home for almost a decade. She is a proud Triton who received a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree, (BSW), Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, and also a certificate in Non-profit Management and Leadership from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) who has diverse volunteer and work experience with youth in juvenile detention, community-based, and educational settings. In addition to private practice, she also works on the clinical team serving adults in an in-patient psychiatric hospital setting. Melissa is also a wife and mother of three who enjoys family time as one of many avenues for self-care. Her personal mission is to merge technology and quality mental health care to further reduce stigma and normalize the conversation of addressing mental health concerns.